Playing “Temple Run” in a Feather Boa

Oh, What I ate Wednesday, how I look forward to you every week. (Thanks, Jenn!) Everyone can see what I eat while my husband and son play “Temple Run” and I roll my eyes so many times I give myself a headache. I repay them by singing show tunes every minute of every day, until their ears bleed, they have dreams of grease paint, and start fantasizing about wearing feather boas and saying things like:

“For two weeks I gambled in green pastures. The dice were my cousins and the dolls were agreeable with nice teeth and no last names.”-Oh Sky, you know how to make a lady feel special.

And if I get one angry email about how this is going to turn my son gay, I will remind you, I don’t give a SHIT if my son is gay, I only care that he BREEDS. Priorities, people. Grandkids.

Back to What I ate Wednesday. I had a GREAT, YUMMY, VEGGIE filled day… Thank G-d, because I haven’t been “going green” with my food lately, opting for a LOT of carbs and not much else. Dental surgery=cream of wheat and oatmeal. Now that I am mostly healed, (save for the wounds that never heal, like the perm my mother got for me at age 7.) I have gone back to LOTS of fruits and veggies, and very little meat.

top left: breakfast was yesterday’s twix bars, YUM. Lunch was lightly steamed asparagus with poached eggs and healthy hollandaise sauce with a side of bell peppers, dinner was perfectly pulled crock pot chicken with homemade, healthy cole slaw, snack was chobani 2% plain with a TON of fruit in there. (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries) I also had a handful of dates, because I’m addicted. It’s almost FRESH date season. I can hardly wait.

The perfect crock pot pulled chicken could NOT have been easier. That’s the best part about crock pot meals, isn’t it? So simple, and so delicious.

Doesn’t this warm weather just make you think “barbecue”? It does for me! This crock pot method is fool proof and reliable. You are in control of what you put in it, so it’s really healthy as well. Also, when the mercury is above 70, the last thing I want to do is slave over a stove for ages.

I have an 8 mile run on today’s schedule. How about you? 

Perfect Crock Pot Pulled Chicken and Healthy Cole Slaw

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-9 hours

Keywords: slow-cooker appetizer entree side gluten-free American

Ingredients (6-8 servings)

  • one large roaster chicken (6-8 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup of preferred barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot (or hot sauce of choice)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

for the cole slaw

  • 1/4-1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1, individual sized container of chobani plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


combine ALL of the ingredients for the chicken in the crock pot and set on medium-low for 8-10 hours.

when it is cooked, remove and discard skin,

pull the meat off of the bone

discard the bones

shred the chicken with two forks and return to the crock pot with the sauce in it.

for the cole slaw

combine all of the cole slaw wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk

pour over cabbage and toss

let sit 15-20 minutes


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24 thoughts on “Playing “Temple Run” in a Feather Boa

  1. I'm so glad I stopped by--you've got some great stuff goin' on here! Love the recipe. I am always after a good crockpot recipe. And finally--so with you on the kids and how they turn out!
  2. YAY! I have a chicken in the fridge & was just going to regular-old-roast it tomorrow, but now I have a new & improved plan. Thank you!
  3. Haha. We were playing Temple Run at dinner last night (the kids were, really. ;)) My friend (she is Jewish) says her brother sends her a text all the time that he is going to 'temple'. haha. The crockpot chicken looks delish! I love making a crockpot pork - pork + bottle of bbq sauce. wha-la! Then I make spicy fried onion straws and throw it on a bun.
  4. I love your lunch with the poached eggs! Runny eggs are the best! Can you send me some of those breakfast bars...they look DELISH! This warmer weather has me eating lots of salads and Green Monster Smoothies! Happy Hump Day!
  5. I'm genuinely shocked that you recieve emails about how you will "turn your son gay", people make it seem as if it's the plague! Temple Run, however is about as contagious as the plague, so I'm suprised you haven't caught the bug yet!

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